White Savior #2 is a hilarious issue which leans into the fourth wall
How would you feel, if you know something bad is about to happen, and you cannot tell anyone the truth. It is one of those times , where disbelief is your biggest impediment. This is where empathy tends to put us at a disadvantage. AS we see why other’s disbelief may exist at what you are admitting.
Of course, this concept operates differently in time travel. As we saw in Back To The Future, no matter how many times Marty McFly wanted to tell Dr. Brown what happens to him, he could not. So instead, Marty does everything to prevent the tragedy lying ahead. In White Savior #2, we find Todd back in time to his grandfather’s village in Japan, where a great tragedy awaits them, and Todd does his best Marty McFly in this situation.
We find Todd back in Inoki during Feudal Japan, where he still coming to grips with his situation, and we hear his super active inner monologue as he faces his own contradictions. As he sits down to eat the with Yoshihiro, the local leader and his family, he notices someone from the future, who also gets transported, a waitress. As he confides in her, she sees that this person who is supposed to be their savior, Nathan Garin, will be the village’s undoing, and it seems as though no one in Inoki believes Todd, despite Nathan’s severely flawed plan. We are taken to Castle Akuno, home of Kenzo Mituhido, where we see they have a secret weapon, someone who has no emotional connection and has a taste for blood, who just so happens to also be an American. By the issue’s end, him and the waitress hatch a plan to get Nathan drunk, but of course nothing , goes as planned.
Overall, White Savior #2 is a hilarious issue which leans into the fourth wall and goes right through the paper mache wall. The story by Nguyen and Burman, is side splittingly funny. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that is even funnier than the premise, thanks to its brilliant creators.
Story: Eric Nguyen and Scott Burman Art: Eric Nguyen
Color: Iwan Joko Triyono Letterer: Micah Myers
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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